Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018-19 are inspired by “modernity”, “nature”, “science fiction” and “globalization”. Collections present simple, classic and occasionally vintage designs, with modern, contemporary details.
A timeless style. The influence of nature can be found in prints and decorations which abound with original details. The impact of street-art is also strong and gives footwear a rebellious touch. Craft traditions from all over the world blend together to create a new highly globalised culture. The materials used are in natural fibres or technical fabrics. Colours are mainly warm and typically autumnal, often in contrast with colder tones, both luminous and opaque.
THE THINKER – WOMEN
This trend explores an emerging era: the age of enlightenment 4.0 in which ideas and learning are the most valuable currency.
The classic warm shades of autumn evoke a sense of calm. While women’s clothing concentrates on simple, functional designs, footwear focuses on timeless materials. Shapes and colours are classic.
THE THINKER – MEN, KIDS
Fashion design reinterprets classic pieces in a contemporary way. Autumnal shades prevail, producing a traditional look paired with modern details and accessories. Men look back at the past with a touch of nostalgia but without melancholy, capable of recognising and appreciating what makes certain items timeless. An attentive, sensitive approach based on references to the world of art, history and culture featuring tailored designs that are often re-elaborated in footwear.
HUMANATURE – WOMEN, KIDS
In a hyper-technological age, HumanNature is entrusted to one of our senses: touch.
Natural materials and tactile surfaces, quilted or richly textured, are the common thread running through this trend.
The autumn colour palette is folk-inspired and sees classic earthy tones being replaced by spicy hues and bolder fashion colours.
Fabrics, influenced by techniques consolidated over time, create textures that have a traditional feel to them but at the same time are extremely up to the minute.
Footwear turns to nature for inspiration in both style and choice of materials.
HUMANATURE – MEN, KIDS
Leaving the digital world behind us, we reconnect with nature.
Sustainability is the key to creating quality clothes that are not subject to the seasonality dictated by fashion. In addition to vintage, inspiration comes from the craft traditions of a world without borders. Men’s shoes are technical but sustainable, thanks to the use of organic leather and fabrics. Multicultural influences are evident in the prints, graphics and colours, producing original details.
DARK WONDER – WOMEN, KIDS
A trend inspired by the new technologies.
Contrast is at the heart of this palette, with colours ranging from dark to light tones. From night to day. A trend based on escapism and experimentation. Footwear uses materials and adornments inspired by the world of sci-fi. A colour palette characterised by the contrast between cold colours such as green and blue and warm, luminous colours such as yellow, bronze and purple.
DARK WONDER – MEN, KIDS
This colour theme sees sportswear become more and more extreme, with oversized items of clothing.
The mystery and dark of winter nights inspire the Dark Wonder colour palette. Youth culture and the influence of street-art give footwear a rebellious touch.
WORLDHOOD – WOMEN, KIDS
With street culture becoming increasingly globalised, influences from every part of the world are spread and remixed faster than ever before.
This trend is based on contrasts, with a palette ranging from sea green to indigo, lemon yellow to mauve. In a revisitation of classic fashion pieces, vibrant colours and contrasting patterns are interwoven in luxury fabrics. Footwear styles are multipurpose and versatile. A new spirit fuels the demand for polyvalent high-performance shoes that can be worn either on the street or for sports activities.
WORLDHOOD – MEN, KIDS
In the digital world, global sub-cultures are like a post on Instagram.
The rebellious style of the young has generated an innovative approach to dress which has infected the ‘young generation’ the world over. Shades of grey inspired by the asphalt on roads are paired with dark blues, forest green with mustard and mauve undertones. Shoes are retro, revisited and reinterpreted, sporty and informal.
The trend forecasts were presented at the 85th edition of MICAM Milano, at the Rho Fair Centre from 11 to 14 February 2018.
Text and photos are from the press release of www.micam.com